Annual Industry Overview 2005

Nutrition industry grows 8% to $68.6 billion in 2004. Low-carb peaks, Supplement revival loses momentum, but organic food continues boom.

The year 2004 produced an odd mix of results in the nutrition industry. Over all growth was 7.8% to a total of $68.6 billion in U.S. sales, down from 8.8% the year before but still higher than annual growth rates of 7-7.6% from 2000-2002. By category, natural & organic foods and natural & organic personal care & household items paced growth in 2004 at 13% and 11%, respectively, as natural & specialty retail and mass-market retail channels posted double-digit growth in both

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